Useful GoToWebinar Terms
Review a list of commonly used GoToWebinar terms.
An attendee is any person who joins a webinar with no pre-specified
role. Attendees have very limited privileges.
Panel: The Control Panel gives organizers, panelists and attendees
access to various in-session webinar functions.
- GoToMeeting Suite Icon: The GoToMeeting
daisy icon enables Mac users to access organizer features of both GoToMeeting
and GoToWebinar. To access organizer features, double-click the GoToMeeting
daisy icon on your desktop.
System Tray Icon: The daisy icon in the system tray is used by Windows users to access
organizer features of GoToMeeting corporate/GoToWebinar and to provide status
of GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar service. To access organizer features, right-click
the daisy icon.
- Hallway: The Hallway is a dialog box that attendees see either during a Practice Session or before
an organizer has started a live webinar. Once
the webinar goes live, the Hallway dialog box disappears and attendees
see the Waiting Room.
Time frame when tasks are done during a webinar.
- Interest Rating: The Interest Rating
is a statistic that allows organizers to benchmark and qualify attendee
interest in a webinar. Interest Ratings are computed from a proprietary
algorithm that evaluates each webinar attendee's interactions on a scale
of 1 to 100 (100 being best). Factors that contribute to the Interest
Rating include, but are not limited to, attendance length, attentiveness
during the session, number of questions asked and an attendee's successful
completion of polls, surveys and registration.
A No-Show is someone who registers for but does not attend the live webinar.
An organizer is the person who schedules and starts a webinar. There
can be more than 1 organizer. On GoToMeeting corporate plans, all organizers
specified before a webinar have equal rights to view, create and modify the
pre- or post-webinar information on the website. Panelists and attendees
can be promoted to organizers during a session but will not have post-webinar
- Panelist: A panelist is a guest
who will be presenting (guest speaker) or answering questions (subject-matter
expert) forwarded to him/her during a webinar. A panelist can be promoted
to presenter at any time during the webinar. An attendee can be promoted
to a panelist.
Time frame after the webinar ends when tasks are done on the GoToWebinar
website, such as reporting, archiving a recording or sending out a follow-up
email. Only organizers have tasks post-webinar.
Session: The Practice Session allows organizers to practice their
webinar before going live. Only organizers and panelists who have been
invited to attend the event can join a Practice Session.
A presenter is the person showing
his or her desktop. The current presenter can then pass this role to another
organizer or panelist.
Time frame before the webinar begins when tasks are done on the GoToWebinar
website, such as scheduling a webinar, monitoring the registration count
or creating in-session polls and surveys. Only organizers have tasks pre-webinar.
- Registrant: A registrant is any person who has registered for a webinar.
- Viewer: The Viewer is the window that appears on the attendee's
computer displaying the presenter's desktop or shared application.
Room: The Waiting Room screen displays in the Viewer any time
attendees wait for a presenter to begin showing his or her screen.
Invitation: After scheduling a webinar, the Webinar Invitation is
the email that the organizer forwards to prospective attendees to invite
them to register for the webinar.
Confirmation: The webinar confirmation email provides the webinar
information and a unique Join Webinar
link. It is sent to registered attendees and to any panelists and organizers
(for corporate plans) who have been invited.